As the big-money free agents negotiated, dozens of players with lower profiles waited to find out whether they would be dumped on the market by their clubs Monday night.
Ortega played 42 games for Double-A Tulsa in the Texas League last season before sustaining a hairline fracture on his shin. The left-handed leadoff hitter batted .228 with one homer, 10 RBIs and nine stolen bases.
A person familiar with the negotiations says that free-agent catcher Brian McCann and the Yankees are about to complete a five-year deal for around $85 million.
After failing to pitch for the Rangers in 2013, right-hander Colby Lewis is set to give it another shot in Arlington.
After a less than memorable stint in Texas, free agent slugger Lance Berkman is leaning towards retirement, according to a report out of Pittsburgh.
Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish is on track to participate in his off-season throwing program after an MRI revealed improvement in the pitcher’s nerve irritation in his lower back.
After Game 6 of the ALCS, Detroit Tigers slugger Prince Fielder said, “It’s not really tough for me. It’s over, bro.”
No one expected the Texas Rangers to acquire Prince Fielder this offseason. So when General Manager Jon Daniels says there are still moves to be made, it’s smart to listen.
The Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers have agreed to a deal to send slugger Prince Fielder to Texas for second baseman Ian Kinsler.
The Texas Rangers made a series of roster moves on Wednesday, adding three players to their major league roster and claiming one from the Dodgers.
A person familiar with the negotiations said that the Indians are close to signing outfielder David Murphy to two-year contract. Murphy spent the past seven seasons with Texas.
The Texas Rangers announced their 2014 Spring Training schedule on Tuesday, which features 31 games and 28 Cactus League contests.